Extremely excited to work with the amazing Forward Music Project 2.0 composers during my residency at National Sawdust this season. I will premiere five new works for solo cello in March 2019 with video art by S Katy Tucker!!
It was super great to spend time talking with my bud, Cameron West, on his thoughtful Sound Mind Podcast!
Composer Caroline Shaw hand-picked PUBLIQuartet for The New York Times list: "5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Classical Music!”
Amanda talks life, career, activism, and music with Matt Bell from the Electric Violin Shop in Houston, TX
Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 22 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of now. I'm thrilled to be joining Contemporaneous and call these amazing musicians my family!
I've added an education page! Learn more about the courses I teach at the Mannes School of Music and Purchase College, workshops, private lessons, and masterclasses.
"PUBLIQuartet’s Amanda Gookin Shares Her Thoughts On Equality In Classical Music"
About a year ago I received an invitation to perform at TEDxMidAtlantic. Speaking at a TEDx conference had been a dream of mine for many years, so I eagerly jumped at the chance...
Amanda will be teaching a new graduate course, The Female Experience in Music, at The Mannes School of Music next Spring! Check out the course description:
This Fall I will be joining the faculty at the Mannes School of Music to co-teach a graduate-level course with PUBLIQuartet member, Jannina Norpoth, on creative concert programming and self-promotion.
"Gookin's focus and ferocity - couple with expert technical work - made her message unforgettable."
"Is there a place for activism in the musical world?"
"Consistently self-possessed, and alternately delicate and fierce in her musical approach, Gookin displayed impressive reserves of emotional and technical energy."
Amanda will perform works from her Forward Music Project and give a talk about activism through classical music on the TEDx MidAtlantic salon: Disruption on March 6!
I am so thrilled to have been interviewed by the wonderful Larry and Arlene Dunn for "5 Questions" on I care if you listen (.com)!
March 1st marks the World Premiere of seven new compositions for solo cello focusing on women's rights and social justice. 100% of my artist proceeds will be donated to inspiring organizations doing work to empower women and girls.
Watch PUBLIQuartet improvise a soundtrack to the entire 90 minute debate live on The Late Show Facebook page tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST!